Strawberry Fields Infused Water
Hi friends! Happy Friday 13th! Sadly I realized too late that today was such a momentous date, otherwise, I would have prepared something special for you! Our plan for tonight is to make our way through this list of hidden-gem horror movies and probably eat some homemade fast food. We managed to survive the week with the meal plan I prepared last week (which included a delicious recipe for Shanghai Noodles, stay tuned!), so I think we are getting there with the meal prep situation.
I've been staying away from most of my social media channels as I've decided to focus on one at the time. Since Pinterest is the one that grows the slowest BUT the only one bringing actual real people to my blog (without me telling them to go) I decided to focus on this one first. I had to brush my very basic coding skills and sort out some issues with Pinterest and Squarespace to get the rich pins showing. Some of them are working and I hope we will see the others soon! So no worries, I'm not abandoning this dream, I'm just giving more attention to what is working for me at the moment.
Anyway, if you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that lately, I've been talking about fruit infused water. I've heard about it before but only gave it a try now as lemon is great at helping women with their morning sickness. I started adding little bits of lemon and orange, then got bold and started with other combinations: but one thing that remained the same is that I love to add mint. It really gives the water a fresh flavor and in my opinion, it mixes well with other fruits (or at least the ones I've tried).
I decided to try strawberry infused water one day I was at work listening to The Beatles. You probably have heard the song, and I love the story behind it: Strawberry Fields is a real place: a Salvation Army orphanage in which garden John Lennon used to play as a kid, so those happy memories inspired him to write the song. Let's remember that Strawberry FieldsForever has a strong psychedelic vibe to it, despite being inspired by childhood events. I'm sure you know it, but just in case, here is a video (and here you can check my tribute to Pink Floyd's Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast):
There's no real science behind infused water except hydration, and to be a treat for the eyes as well! It won't give you the full benefits of eating the fruit, so eat your fruits anyway!
The way I make my water couldn't be more simple: cut the fruit, leave it overnight, and enjoy. I refill my bottle up to 3 times. My favorite combinations so far are:
- Lemons and lime
- Pineapple, kiwi
- Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
All of them with some mint leaves! Also, see below this nice infographic with more ideas you can try:
That is all for today! Let me know in the comments if you would like to try infused water, and if you have any combinations of your own!
Strawberry Fields Infused Water
- 1/2 cup of strawberries.
- 1/2 cup of blackberries.
- 1/2 cup of raspberries.
- 1 bunch of mint.
- 750ml. water.
Takes , serves 1.
- Cut the fruit in half and mix with water.
- Let it sit overnight.
- Refill your water max. 2 times.